Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Note: Today is Bannockburn Day in Scotland. The battle of Bannockburn was fought on June 23rd and 24th, 1314. It was the decisive battle for Scottish independence. BRUCE TO HIS MEN AT BANNOCKBURN. (from The Complete Works of Robert Burns)[FIRST VERSION.] Tune—“Hey, tuttie taitie.” [Syme of Ryedale states that this fine ode was composed during […]

The (publicly owned) Prairie Home Cemetery in Waukesha is looking to spend $20,000 to figure out where to bury the pets and where to bury the people who don’t want caskets. They’re asking City Administrator Lori Luthor if they should put it out to bid. Like asking Edward I who should be king of Scotland, […]